pentium 100 woes.

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at
Thu Dec 27 11:31:03 EST 2001

If you want to stick with the 2.2.x series kernels, then you may want to upgrade to the latest one which is 2.2.20.

On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 06:51:18AM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> Sure can't hurt to try the LBA support but I doubt it is really necessary
> for the 2 gig drive. When it fails do you get any funky errors? I have one
> machine (old 486/66) which keeps giving me loss of interrupt messages with
> a 2 gig drive on the second IDE controler. When I put it on my primary
> controler, the machine just hangs and I don't even get a lilo boot prompt
> or any of that. LBA did not help that situation. I ended up having to
> stick to 2.2.19 kernel on that box to get around the loss of interrupt
> problems. For some strange reason, I could never get a 2.4 kernel to run
> on that box.
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Shaun Oliver wrote:
> > hi guys,
> > I just recently aquired a pentium 100 to turn into a linux box.
> > my problem is however,
> > I cannot get the machinte to boot first time every time.
> > would anyone have any idea as to why this is?
> > just to give a quick background,
> > I have a 2Gb hard drive as my primary drive which has my root filesystem
> > mounted on it as well as a 165Mb swap partition.
> > my /usr/local and /home directories are mounted on my second drive which
> > is a 4Gb broken up into 3 partitions.
> > and the 3rd partition on that drive is a fat32 partition.
> > my question is, would I need to add a line to my lilo.conf to tell my
> > machine to use lba support or is the problem more serious than that?
> > I have found that after much swearing and at the very least 10 reboots, I
> > get linux to come up.
> > thanks in advance for any help
> >
> >
> >
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